Vasseur: Sainz’s outburst was understandable, but we made the right call
Following Carlos Sainz’s frustration during the Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari Team Principal Fred Vasseur has expressed his support for the team’s decision to pit Sainz on lap 34 in order to cover Lewis Hamilton’s position.
As Sainz found himself stuck behind Esteban Ocon in fourth place on the streets of Monte Carlo, his frustrations began to mount. A poorly timed attack on Ocon resulted in a broken front wing and further outbursts over the team radio to Ferrari.
Eventually called into the pits on lap 34, after initially ignoring previous calls to pit for fresh tires, Sainz found himself back behind Ocon once again. Expressing his frustration, Sainz exclaimed, “What the f***! This is exactly what I talked about!” When informed that the pit stop was done to cover Hamilton, he shouted, “I don’t care about Hamilton!”